We might equate the practice of isvarapranidhana with ‘let go and let god.’ In truth, the layers of meaning here have limitless depth. We explore isvarapranidhana in body, speech and mind with the following 60 minute yoga flow.… Read More YouTube Yoga Class: Meditation & Movement on Isvarapranidhana
In this loving kindness, or maitri meditation, we send healing positive vibes to healthcare workers, those who are sick, and all those affected by Covid-19.… Read More Maitri Meditation in Response to Covid-19
This year in year in my yoga classes, and in my personal life, I approached New Year’s Resolutions from a yogic perspective, that of sankalpa. How does a yogi set their New Year’s resolutions? We explore. … Read More Sankalpa: How Yogis Make their New Year’s Resolutions
The Tibetan Buddhist tradition organizes laziness into three types. The first is procrastination, the second is the laziness that comes with being too busy, and the third is the laziness of low-self esteem, or lack of faith.
Each one of us has all that we need to live the life we dream of. If you’re reading this blog, that dream life likely includes the freedom to travel and surf the world, and the spaciousness to meditate daily.
So why aren’t you?… Read More Buddhist Antidotes to Laziness, so You Can Surf More and Work Less
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
Samsara is a foundational concept found throughout eastern spiritual philosophy that describes the inherent suffering in the cycle of life. To break free from the cycle, at some point we have to just get up and go. Buddha teaches us there’s a path to freedom, an end to the suffering, a way out. Travel can teach us that this movement is possible, and as we change our scenery, we can begin to change our minds.… Read More Escaping Samsara through Travel
I try time and time again to convince people to meditate, and when I do, I hear a whole bulk of excuses as to why meditation is not for you. Sorry! Wrong! Meditation is for everyone. Allow me to debunk your excuses with this little blog.… Read More Five Common Misconceptions About Meditation
Happy people don’t hurt others. If and when we are happy with a pure type of happiness that’s nestled in contentment and an inner sense of wholeness, we have no need to hurt others. When we experience pure happiness, our actions vibe with our open-hearted energy. This is the type of happiness that’s reached through the practice of meditation, and if everyone could calmly abide in this state, well then the world wouldn’t need saving.… Read More Yes, Meditation Can Save the World. Here’s How.
I recently returned from a trip to Spain where I participated in a Mindfulness Yoga retreat, toured a bit around Valencia, and then took off into the Pyrenees for a few days of hiking through Posets-Maladeta Natural Park. It was close to a three week adventure, and although part of me yearned for those three weeks to never end, the lessons are in the ending.… Read More How Travel Teaches Letting Go, and Why It Matters
Have you ever thought, man, I need a vacation from my vacation!? Do you come home from a trip away exhausted and depleted, or renewed and refreshed? If the former is true, and you’d rather the latter, it’s time to get mindful about HOW you’re vacationing. … Read More Mindful Vacationing for a Better At-Home Life